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PostSubject: Oil leak,mystery location   Oil leak,mystery location EmptySun Feb 13, 2011 1:07 am

Hi people, has anybody had a oil leak coming from somewhere near the accessory belt tensioner? I cant find it. ive crawled under the jacked up car and looked everywhere humanly possible. its weeping down on top the knock sensor and oil pressure switch. Could this be the dreaded timing chain cover gasket?
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PostSubject: Re: Oil leak,mystery location   Oil leak,mystery location EmptySun Feb 13, 2011 8:11 pm

that or a valve cover
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PostSubject: Re: Oil leak,mystery location   Oil leak,mystery location EmptySun Feb 13, 2011 9:54 pm

not the valve cover. Its gotta be the timing chain cover then. I know for sure it aint the cylinder head..I might as well buy all the parts for a timing chain fix including the tensioner. do you think a new sprocket is in order?
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PostSubject: Re: Oil leak,mystery location   Oil leak,mystery location EmptyMon Feb 14, 2011 6:37 pm

any body running the Autozone brand of timing chain & gears? or equivalent
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PostSubject: Re: Oil leak,mystery location   Oil leak,mystery location EmptyMon Feb 14, 2011 7:08 pm

robotennis61 wrote:
any body running the Autozone brand of timing chain & gears? or equivalent

I don't suggest autozone anything......
My dad bought alot of autozone parts to try to save some cash including pads, rotors, alternator, starter, and wiper blades all failing miserably. He keeps taking these parts back under warranty but man what a pain in the butt.

He's changed both front rotors on his truck 6 times but the just keep warping.
The alternator and start both failed once
Don't get me started on their wiper blades i put them on my wife's van and they last all but 2 months before the blade flies off.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil leak,mystery location   Oil leak,mystery location EmptyMon Feb 14, 2011 7:10 pm

dang it! Anybody tried the Cloyes brand? Rockauto carries it. I cant afford AC Delco.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil leak,mystery location   Oil leak,mystery location EmptyMon Feb 14, 2011 9:11 pm

Hmmmm..................

did yoyu check prices at the local NAPA?



RockAuto has better price. I think the NAPA is a Cloyes. Not sure who made the OR. A NAPA counterperson might be able to tell you. Thing of it is NAPA parts are usually fine if you avoid the "economy" line - they don't even offer an 'economy' timing chain.

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PostSubject: Re: Oil leak,mystery location   Oil leak,mystery location EmptyMon Feb 14, 2011 9:21 pm

I went ahead and ordered everything from Autozone.Its gotta be better than whats on there. Ill keep everyone posted and do a pic write up for anyone planning to do this in their future.

Total came out to $93 timing set. gasket set.
An extra $7 got me a $15 gift card and a one man brake bleeder. If the quality sux ass,ill give it right back.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil leak,mystery location   Oil leak,mystery location EmptyTue Feb 15, 2011 8:19 pm

I was going to guess end seal on the LIM. Worth checking closely before tackling the timing cover.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil leak,mystery location   Oil leak,mystery location EmptyTue Feb 15, 2011 9:53 pm

good sugestion.Ill check it out.But when i did my cylinder heads I was oh so careful. hope I didnt f..k things up.
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